This year at BHS we created and are utilizing the following essential questions to promote the BHS core values and mission statement.
BHS Essential Questions (2017-18)
School wide question of the year: What is the power of one?
Freshman Year: What makes up my identity, and how does my identity impact my role as a community member?
Sophomore Year: Why is it crucial to question our assumptions and seek multiple perspectives?
Junior Year: Why is it important to work toward establishing equity rather than equality?
Senior Year: How can I use my skills, knowledge, and resources to better my community?
For my Design class which is made up of mostly freshmen I created two sketchbook assignments using the essential questions:
What is my identity? And How does my identity impact my community?
The lesson is linked up HERE
Here are some students samples from their sketchbooks
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.